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USA: National Guard troops rest on Capitol floors amid inauguration week security deployment03:47

USA: National Guard troops rest on Capitol floors amid inauguration week security deployment

United States, Washington DC
January 14, 2021 at 21:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 1,000 armed members of the US National Guard troops were seen on Wednesday and Thursday resting and sleeping on the marble floor of the US Capitol in Washington DC, due to potential threats of violence amid Donald Trump's impeachment trial in Congress and ahead of the upcoming Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.

The National Guard is expected to send over 21,000 troops from around the US to scale up security on Inauguration Day on January 20, with seven thousands of soldiers reportedly already in DC.

Security is on high alert across the country as the FBI has warned about possible attacks on state capitals after the US Capitol storming last week. The ceremony will be held at the same location at the US Capitol where pro-Trump protesters broke in.

USA: National Guard troops rest on Capitol floors amid inauguration week security deployment03:47
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Around 1,000 armed members of the US National Guard troops were seen on Wednesday and Thursday resting and sleeping on the marble floor of the US Capitol in Washington DC, due to potential threats of violence amid Donald Trump's impeachment trial in Congress and ahead of the upcoming Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.

The National Guard is expected to send over 21,000 troops from around the US to scale up security on Inauguration Day on January 20, with seven thousands of soldiers reportedly already in DC.

Security is on high alert across the country as the FBI has warned about possible attacks on state capitals after the US Capitol storming last week. The ceremony will be held at the same location at the US Capitol where pro-Trump protesters broke in.

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